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Agency ID17
TitleDepartment of Natural Resources
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 26/2/1996
End Date 22/2/2001
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for management of land including titles

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Series IDTitleFromTo
19327State of the Rivers Project - Field Data Sheets 21/1/1993 22/2/2001
20348Cemetery Reserve Files 26/2/1996 29/10/1997
20488Land Tenure Investigation Maps 26/2/1996 31/12/1997
20490Permanent Survey Mark Atlas Maps 26/2/1996 31/12/1997
17972Special Purchase Files 26/2/1996 2/2/1998
20870Cadastral Maps Covering the Caboolture and Surrounding Area 26/2/1996 31/12/1998
20446Perpetual Lease Files 26/2/1996 19/7/1999
18763District Working Maps 26/2/1996 31/12/1999
19146Forestry Camp Maps 26/2/1996 31/12/1999
20486Indexes to Forestry Maps 26/2/1996 31/12/1999
21091Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Services (ATSILS) Records 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20844Aerial Mosaic Maps 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
21124Aerial Photographic Prints 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20543Applications to Lease Vacant Crown Land 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17961Auction Perpetual Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17958Auction Purchase Freehold Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17971Auction Sales 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17978Commonwealth Acquisition Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
14050Dead Farm Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20544Deeds of Grant Queensland Housing Commission 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
6335Exchange Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20347Freeholding Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
21139Identification Survey Plans 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17937Informal Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17969Land Acquisition Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
216Land Open for Selection Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
35Miners Homestead Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17964Non-Competitive Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
14005Occupation Licence Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
14031Pastoral Holdings (Run Files) 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17940Permits to Occupy 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20684Purchase Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
21135Queensland Topographic Survey Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17925Reserve Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17977Rifle Range Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
17970Road Case Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20301Seabed Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
18005Special Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
18007Special Lease Purchase Freehold Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
19769Tenure Files, Emerald and Mackay Land Districts 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20346Term Lease Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
19419Water, Soil and Plant Sample Analysis Files 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
20264Applications for Property Maps of Assessable Vegetation 11/4/2000 22/2/2001
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
10986Lands Department, Mackay Region, Mackay Land Office District 26/2/1996 9/8/1996
4029Darling Downs and Moreton Rabbit Board 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
227Land Appeal Court 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
150Land Court 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
10710Land Court, Atherton 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
1513Land Court, Townsville 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
2606Land Court, Warwick 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
11350Titles Registration Branch 26/2/1996 22/2/2001
7552State Water Projects 1/7/1997 1/10/2000
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 26 Feb 1996, Vol CCCXI, No 42, pp. 912-914, 92
Department of Natural Resources Annual Report 1995-1996, p. i, 2
Public Service Management and Employment (Departmental Changes) Order (No. 2) 1996
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 1996, No. 36
Queensland Government Directory 1998
Queensland Government Directory 1999
Queensland Government Gazette 2001, Vol CCCXXVI, No. 39, p. 727
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Establishing Public Service Management and Employment Act 1988: Public Service Management and Employment (Departmental Changes) Order (No. 2) 1996
Abolishing Public Service Act 1996: Public Service Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2001
Administered Acts administered as listed in Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 2) 1996:
Aboriginal Land Act 1991(except as administered by the Minister for Mines and Energy and the Minister Assisting the Deputy Premier for Regional Development)
Acquisition of Land Act 1967
Administrative Boundaries Terminology Act 1985
Aurukun Associates Agreement Act 1975 (Sch pt IV, VII)
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
Brisbane Forest Park Act 1977
Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980
Central Queensland Coal Associates Agreement Act 1968 (sch pts VII-VIIA, VIII)
Century Zinc Project Act 1997 (s9)
Foreign Governments (Titles to Land) Act 1948
Foreign Ownership of Land Register 1988
Forestry Act 1959 (except that administered by the Minister for Primary Industries)
Gladstone Area Water Board Act 1984
Ipswich Trades Hall Act 1986
Land Act 1962
Land Title Act 1994
Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Act 1909
Murray-Darling Basin Act 1996
New South Wales-Queensland Border Rivers Act 1946
Place Names Act 1994
Primary Industries Corporations Act 1992 (except that administered by the Minister for Primary Industries)
Queensland Nickel Agreement Act 1970 (sch pt VI,VII)
Recreation Areas Management Act 1988
Registration of Plans (H.S.P. (Nominees) Pty. Ltd.) Enabling Act 1980
Registration of Plans (Stage 2) (H.S.P. (Nominees) Pty. Ltd.) Enabling Act 1984
River Improvement Trust Act 1940
Rural Lands Protection Act 1985
Sewerage and Water Supply Act 1949 (except as administered by the Minister for Communication and Information and Minister for Local Government, Planning , Regional and Rural Communities)
Soil Conservation Act 1986
Soil Survey Act 1929
South East Queensland Water Board Act 1979
Starcke Pastoral Holdings Acquisition Act 1994
Survey Co-ordination Act 1952
Surveyor's Act 1977
Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991
(except as administered by the Minister for Mines and Energy and Minister assisting the Deputy Premier on Regional Development)
Townsville/Thuringowa Water Supply Board Act 1987
Valuation of Land Act 1944
Valuer's Registration Act 1992
Water Resources Act 1989
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The Department of Natural Resources was created by Order-In-Council on 26 February 1996 through the amalgamation of the Lands Department with the resource management and water resources' functions of the Department of Primary Industries.

The new Department's mission was to support the economic security of Queensland through the sustainable use, development and management of land, water and native vegetation resources, while protecting the rights and interests of both individual and the community.
Its functions and activities were: Natural resource management, including forest and water management; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters including land titles, land interests, native title; Crown Land Quarry Sales; Land - including allocation and management of State land, compulsory acquisition, land protection, land titles, surveying and mapping, and valuations; Place names; Registrations of valuers and surveyors.

The Department managed regional offices in the regions of West, South, Metropolitan (Metro), North, Central and South-east.

As at 26 February 1996, under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 2) 1996, the functions of the Department of Natural Resources were as follows:

Natural Resource Management, including:
- Catchment Management
- Water Production Services
- Water Resource Management

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters, including:
- Land Titles
- Land Interests
- Native Title

Crown Land Quarry Sales

Land, including:
- Allocation, management and use of State land
- Compulsory acquisition
- Information
- Land protection
- Land titles
- surveying and mapping
- Valuations

Land Conservation

Place Names

Registration of Valuers and Surveyors

Minister for Natural Resources 26 Feb 1996 - 22 Feb 2001

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines was created from the Department of Natural Resources and the Mines, and Department of Energy on 22 February 2001 under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 1) 2001.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID17, Department of Natural Resources
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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